This site, Vegan Gretchen, is dedicated to showing people that you can live the kind, compassionate life you dream about and have fun while you do it.  Aside from that mission I also want to support charities that I believe in.  In particular I support charities that focus on helping animals (pets and farm animals), as well as organizations dedicated to educating children.

Vegan Gretchen contains affiliate links and advertisements.  A portion of the revenue from our affiliate links and advertising revenue is donated to the charities listed below.  In addition to revenue’s from the site being donated I also personally donate monthly to each of these organizations.

This is my way of giving back to causes I care about.  Thank you for supporting our charity donations and please click on the images below to learn more about each charity and it’s mission.

Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.


Best Friends, an animal welfare society, has pioneered the no-kill movement across the US. They focus on animal adoption, as well as Spay/Neuter programs.



Farm Sanctuary operates three shelters in New York and California that provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals, works to change laws to decrease abuse of farm animals, and promotes compassionate vegan living.